The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect for much of West Alabama.

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The text of the watch is as follows:

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, east central
  Alabama, northeast Alabama and west central Alabama, including the
  following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb, Blount, Jefferson,
  Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega and Walker. In east central Alabama,
  Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne and Randolph. In northeast Alabama,
  Cherokee and Etowah. In west central Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

* Through this evening.

* Expected heavy rainfall across the watch area may result in
  localized flash flooding, especially in urban, low-lying and poor
  drainage areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

 

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